Anthony Kuhn

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In South Korea, Success Fighting The Virus Brings Success At The Ballot Box

Thursday, April 16, 2020

President Moon Jae-in's ruling Democratic Party won a landslide victory in legislative elections, an apparent national vote of approval for his government's handling of the pandemic.

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The Global Leaders Who Have Been Effective During The Coronavirus

Thursday, April 16, 2020

While many world leaders have seen their popularity increase during the pandemic, only a few seem to have captured the national mood in a way that has helped them lead their citizens.

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South Korea Holds Parliamentary Elections During Pandemic

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

South Korean voters got to the polls Wednesday for legislative elections. The vote is seen as a report card for the president's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. His performance ratings are high.

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Japan To Declare A COVID-19 State Of Emergency But Not A Lockdown

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Japan's Prime Minister will announce a state of emergency Tuesday, in Tokyo and six other regions. It's largely symbolic since most people are following government advice already.

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Japan's Shinzo Abe Will Declare State Of Emergency As Coronavirus Cases Surge

Monday, April 06, 2020

The prime minister confirmed Monday that he would issue the declaration that allows governors of hard-hit prefectures to issue stay-at-home directives.

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Public Concern Over Government-Enforced Coronavirus Containment

Saturday, April 04, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads, there is growing public concern over some of the methods being used by governments to enforce containment methods.

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U.S. Military In South Korea Faces Double Blow Of Korean Staff Furloughs And COVID-19

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Due to an impasse over defense cost sharing, the U.S. military has furloughed thousands of Korean employees. The furloughs come as U.S. forces in South Korea grapple with cases of COVID-19 infection.

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Japan Considers Declaring National Lockdown Over Coronavirus

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Hopes that Japan had managed to avoid an explosion in COVID-19 cases fade, as the numbers rise and the country teeters on the brink of declaring a national emergency and lockdown.

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Japan 'On The Brink' But Government Resists Declaring Coronavirus State Of Emergency

Monday, March 30, 2020

Japan has so far avoided the explosion of cases that China and South Korea have seen. The Japan Medical Association has called for declaring an emergency that could lead to a three-week lockdown.

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U.S. Seeks Coronavirus Tests From South Korea

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A phone call with President Moon was initiated at the "urgent request" of President Trump, according to Seoul. After fast-tracking test kits, South Korea can do 15,000 to 20,000 tests a day.

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Tokyo Olympics Postponed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Japan's prime minister announces Tuesday that the Tokyo Olympics, originally due to start July 24 will be postponed until next summer, at latest.

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Japan's Abe Admits Tokyo Olympics Might Be Postponed

Monday, March 23, 2020

Speaking before Parliament, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "[W]e may have no choice but to decide to postpone the Games." The Olympics are set to start on July 24.

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Japan Considers Whether To Delay Summer Olympic Games

Monday, March 23, 2020

Under pressure from the spreading pandemic, as well as anxious athletes and corporate sponsors, Japan finally conceded that it may have no choice but to postpone this summer's Tokyo Olympics.

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South Korea's Drive-Through Testing For Coronavirus Is Fast — And Free

Friday, March 13, 2020

Doctors estimate they can do 10 tests an hour — double the number in an indoor clinic.

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U.S. Can Learn From Other Countries About Containing COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020

As the U.S. manages the coronavirus, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to three NPR correspondents in some hard-hit countries: China, South Korea and Italy, to ask what lessons the U.S. should learn.

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Experts Credit South Korea's Extensive Testing For Curbing Coronavirus Spread

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Rapid, extensive testing for coronavirus — free to the public — has been a key element of South Korea's response to the epidemic. Seoul has touted its approach as a model for other countries.

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How A South Korean City Is Changing Tactics To Tamp Down Its COVID-19 Surge

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Daegu, the center of South Korea's coronavirus outbreak, tries to figure out an effective way to tackle disease.

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In Daegu, Coronavirus Leaves City A 'Shadow Of Its Usual Bustling Self'

Saturday, March 07, 2020

South Korea's fourth largest city, Daegu, accounts for nearly three quarters of coronavirus cases there. An explosion of patients has overwhelmed hospitals, forcing authorities to shift tactics.

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U.S. And South Korea Negotiate Cost-Sharing Deal Of U.S. Military Presence

Thursday, March 05, 2020

The U.S. military is threatening to lay off thousands of Korean employees if the U.S. and South Korea fail to reach a deal on sharing defense costs. President Trump wants allies to pay more.

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Megachurch In South Korea Accused Of Spreading Coronavirus

Monday, March 02, 2020

The church accounts for more than half of the nearly 4,000 coronavirus cases in the region. Critics accuse the church of being a cult and obstructing efforts to fight the outbreak.

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